By Carolin Liss

Southeast Asia and Bangladesh are at the moment international scorching spots of pirate assaults on service provider vessels and fishing boats. This ebook explains why, and in what shape, piracy nonetheless exists. It bargains an built-in research of the basis motives of piracy, linking declining fish shares, prepared crime networks, radical politically prompted teams, using flags of comfort, the inability of nation regulate over nationwide territory, and the actions of non-public safety businesses, and identifies their wider safeguard implications.

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27. pdf> (accessed 17 May 2005), p. 268. 28. ICC, “Piracy and Armed Robbery against Ships: Annual Report, 1 January– 31 December 2000” (Barking, Essex: International Chamber of Commerce, International Maritime Bureau, 2001), p. 3. Many of the attacks recorded in the Malacca Strait have most likely occurred in Indonesian waters. 29. United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime Division for Policy Analysis and Public Affairs, “Seventh United Nations Survey of Crime Trends and Operations of Criminal Justice Systems”, p.

Part II, consisting of Chapters 3 and 4, is concerned with the sea. It discusses the sea firstly as a source of livelihood for fishers, and secondly as a place of business for merchant shipping. It explores how the nature of the fishing industry and the maritime trade is affecting pirate attacks on fishing boats and merchant ships in Southeast Asia and Bangladesh. It suggests that the nature of the maritime and fishing industries is conducive to the occurrence of pirate attacks, and explains how pirates exploit loopholes and shortcomings in the current maritime environment to conduct their operations.

See, for example, Stefan Eklöf, “The Return of Piracy: Decolonization and International Relations in a Maritime Border Region (the Sulu Sea), 1959–63”, Working Paper No. pdf> (accessed 30 April 2007), p. 3. 17. Donald B. Freeman, The Straits of Malacca: Gateway or Gauntlet (Montreal: McGill-Queens University Press, 2003), p. 176. 18. In fact, modern-day piracy is more likely to have an adverse effect on state power, weakening state control and contributing to the loss of state sovereignty. For a more exhaustive comparison see, Teitler, “Piracy in Southeast Asia”, pp.

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